Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Day 3 of Event #13: Big Blind Antes $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em saw 30 players return to the Amazon room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino with the aim of making the final six and a spot in Day 4.
Benjamin Moon (2,760,000) will lead the final six when the players return at 1pm on Friday, 8 June, with Colin Robinson (2,660,000) hot on his heels. Nhathanh Nguyen (1,403,000), Romain Lewis (1,295,000), Steven Snyder (1,065,000) and Bohdan Slyvinskyi (590,000) make up the line-up of players that will compete for the $315,346 first-place prize and coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
Day 3 Action
The action got off to a fast start with Damien Le Goff, Daniel Strelitz, and Ademir Cuch all departing within the first 15 minutes of play. This meant the tables were redrawn almost from the off with WSOP bracelet winner Ankush Mandavia the first player to suffer the consequences of the redraw before former big stacks Tony Ruberto and the UK's Joel Ettedgi also departed.
Two-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb faced the prospect of multi-tabling both this event as well as taking part in the final three of Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw. He ultimately secured third-place for $36,330 in the Lowball Draw, before adding another $11,533 to his bankroll for a 16th place finish in this event.
After Romain Villar (13th place for $14,468), Gerald 'Skullman' David (12th place for $18,360) and Day 1 chip leader Stephen Song (11th for $18,360) had departed, the unofficial final table was set and the players moved to the ESPN Arena area.
Jan Christoph von Halle, however, did not have long to play there after he lost a huge flip against Dutch Boyd. Von Halle's pocket jacks were up against Boyd's ace-queen suited and were not able to hold when a queen hit the turn. The German was left short and ultimately exited in 10th place for $18,360 after he lost another flip with pocket fives against the ace-jack of Benjamin Moon.
Despite the double against Von Halle, Boyd could only manage to take 9th place for $23,605 after he found himself on the wrong end of Colin Robinson's full house.
Raymond Ho then lost a huge blind-on-blind all in with pocket fives against Steven Snyder's pocket sevens to leave him with just two big blinds. Ho was able to spin his stack back up to the ten big blind mark, but again it was a classic flip scenario that saw another player eliminated when his pocket eights lost to the ace-king of Robinson, taking $30,742 for 8th place.
With just one more elimination needed before the stacks were bagged and tagged, it was Eric Polirer who eventually busted out. The US player was the table short stack and moved all in, only to see Snyder reshove. Polirer held six-seven of hearts and would need a lot of help to beat Snyder's pocket tens. The flop came all spades and Polirer was drawing dead by the turn to finish in 7th place for his best live recorded cash of $40,549.
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An end-of-day recap is to follow.
Hand #28: Eric Polirer announced all in and Steven Snyder, sat on his direct left, also went all in. The rest of the table got out the way and the cards were turned on their backs.
Polirer needed a lot of help to avoid elimination as Snyder had him covered and he couldn't find it as Snyder finished with two pair.
Polirer just misses out on a place in the final six when the players return for Day 4 tomorrow, but received $40,549 for his efforts.
Hand #24: Benjamin Moon raised to 100,000 and everyone folded.
Hand #25: Moon received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #26: Action folded to Moon in the small blind and he raised to 100,000. Nhathanh Nguyen called and then called a 100,000 c-bet on a flop of . Moon bet 250,000 on the turn and Nguyen called once again. Both players checked on the river and it went to showdown:
Nguyen hit trip tens on the flop and held to crack aces to win the pot.
Hand #27: Moon raised the button and both the blinds folded.
Hand #23: Raymond Ho moved all in from early position for 465,000 and Colin Robinson reshoved from the button before the blinds both folded.
Robinson hit a full house on the turn and sent Ho to the rail in 8th place, good for $30,742.
Hand #13: Colin Robinson raised to 100,000 from under the gun. Romain Lewis, in the small blind, moved all in for 700,000. Robinson folded.
Hand #14: Robinson raised to 100,000 on the button. The blinds folded.
Hand #15: Nhathanh Nguyen raised to 100,000 in the hijack and got no action.
Hand #16: Lewis opened to 100,000 in the hijack. Everyone folded.
Hand #17: Lewis opened to 100,000 in middle position. Eric Polirer moved all in on the button for 450,000. Lewis gave up his hand.
Hand #18: Bohdan Slyvinskyi, in middle position, shoved for 370,000. Benjamin Moon called. Moon tabled and Slyvinskyi showed . The board ran to double up Slyvinskyi.
Hand #19: Moon opened to 175,000 from the small blind. The big blind folded.
Hand #20: Polirer raised to 100,000 in middle position. Lewis called in the big blind. The flop came and was checked around. The turn and river were checked as well. Lewis showed to take the pot.
Hand #21: Moon raised from the cutoff to 100,000. Lewis three-bet shoved in the small blind for 720,000. Moon gave up his hand.
Hand #22: Raymond Ho moved all in in middle position for 130,000. Moon called from one seat over and Robinson, in the big blind called too. The was checked all the way. Robinson tabled . Moon showed and Ho won the pot with the .
Hand #5: Nhathanh Nguyen raised from the cutoff and won the pot preflop.
Hand #6: Romain Lewis moved all in from the button and the blinds both folded.
Hand #7: Bohdan Slyvinskyi moved all in from the button and took down the pot.
Hand #8: Colin Robinson announced all in on the button and the blinds folded.
Hand #9: Action folded to Steven Snyder in the small blind and he moved all in. Raymond Ho was in the big blind and called.
Snyder held to double his stack and leave Ho with just 70,000 in chips.
Hand #10: Robinson raised and won the pot preflop.
Hand #11: Moon raised to 175,000 from the small blind and got the big blind to fold.
Hand #12: : Robinson raised to 125,000 and Ho put his final 65,000 into the middle and all other players folded.
Robinson hit top pair on the flop and Ho was all set for the paydesk but the cards came runner-runner queen to give Ho trips and a stack worth 180,000.
Hand #4: Colin Robinson raised to 80,000 from early position. Dutch Boyd, in the big blind, called.
The flop came . Boyd checked to Robinson who bet 100,000. Boyd check-raised to 250,000. Robinson called.
The turn was the and was checked through to the river. Boyd checked. Robinson moved all in for 1,100,000. Dutch went deep into the tank for a few minutes but proceeded to call.
Robinson tabled for a full house and Boyd showed before heading to the rail in 9th place for a $23,605 payday.
Hand#3: Bohdan Slyvinskyi, in early position, moved all in and got not action